Arid Mesa


Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Set Rarity
Zendikar Expeditions Mythic Rare
Zendikar Rare

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Arid Mesa


, Pay 1 life, Sacrifice Arid Mesa: Search your library for a Mountain or Plains card and put it onto the battlefield. Then shuffle your library.

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Arid Mesa Discussion

Grind on Guaranteed turn 1 win

1 week ago

You should probably be running Flooded Strand and Windswept Heath for color fixing and deck thinning.
You may also consider Marsh Flats and Arid Mesa

Lord.of.Innistrad on Monastery Imposter VS. Dark Mentor

2 weeks ago

Why three Arid Mesas...? Why not just Plains?

RoboticPlayer on

2 weeks ago

Why are you going with Arid Mesa and Flooded Strand? They are super expensive cards, and you have to pay a life, plus you can easily replace them with Evolving Wilds. Unless this deck really has to get out extremely quickly, I see no point in using those cards.

RubyStrings on H: FOIL Recruiter of the ...

3 weeks ago

All I've got are Arid Mesa and Grindstone

JagDogger2525 on Kill it with Fire

3 weeks ago

I really want to have Boros Charm and Deflecting Palm yet I would have to splash White in - would have to include Sacred Foundry and Arid Mesa.

Chain Lightning - I completely glanced over that

I should include Fireblast, Barbarian Ring, and Flame Rift

Monastery Swiftspear and Sandstone Needle - I am not sure how to feel about them. Monastery should be good since it is turn 1 with haste, it is just me thinking about creature destruction decks with cards like Oblivion Ring and Path to Exile - Needle, I had the blue in my EDH deck, Saprazzan Skerry via Braids of Lands and Artifacts, it was great for doing what it needed to. I should try it now that I think about it.

Tethys on Liliana Eats Your Brain (Creaturless T4 Win Combo)

4 weeks ago

With so much removal and disruption on top of Waste Not, this deck can already play a really grindy game when it needs to. With that in mind, I think that Raven's Crime, while not a bad option, is not really necessary in this build. I appreciate the suggestion though!

MusicMaster -- 2x Surgical Extraction added to the sideboard. Thanks again for your contribution! Also, I swapped in one Arid Mesa and one Polluted Delta in my paper version for testing to see how well 10 fetches play with the three Fatal Push.

Tethys on Liliana Eats Your Brain (Creaturless T4 Win Combo)

4 weeks ago

MusicMaster -- You raise a reasonable point regarding Fatal Push, but I think the optimal solution is adding in some Arid Mesa and Polluted Delta rather than ditching such a great card for Dismember. And it's good to keep in mind that the substantial majority of creatures in the competitive modern meta can be removed without even activating Revolt.

Surgical Extraction is indeed great here, but I would run them sideboard because the mainboard is so tightly knit already. In fact, I'm going to find a place for two of them in the sideboard.

lexleningrad -- Rakdos Charm is a reasonable choice and I do like its versatility, but Relic is more efficient, has a significantly less intense mana requirement. Also, those slots are basically reserved specifically for dredge hate because the mainboard creature removal already works just as well against Affinity as it does against any other creature-heavy deck. It's a good thought though. If you want to try it out, let me know how it works!

Thanks for all of the comments and suggestions, and special thanks to everyone who has built this deck. 50 upvotes and counting! Keep it coming :D

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